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One of a pair of funerary sphinxes

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Sphinx wearing an Egyptian headcloth with a uraeus in front, in a traditional pose on a slightly irregular plinth

Provenance

By 1970: with Jerome Eisenberg, Royal-Athena Galleries, New York; 1970: purchased by Dr. Paul E. Manheim, New York, given to the MFA by Dr. Manheim. (Accession date: June 14, 2002)

Credit Line

Gift of Paul E. Manheim

Egyptian, Greco-Roman Period,

Dimensions

Length: 61.5 cm (24 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1970.654

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture